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As coaching carousel madly spins, OR reportedly offers Willie Taggart new deal

04 December 2017, 03:32 | Jodi Jackson

Oregon makes move it feels will hold onto Willie Taggart

Oregon makes move it feels will hold onto Willie Taggart

While we're not going to take this as scripture that Taggart is 100% sticking at OR, it's been all quiet on the Western Front since the initial reports broke on Friday that his agent was negotiating with Florida State. If, of course, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher leaves the school for Texas A&M.

According to multiple reports, the school has offered Taggart a new contract with the hopes of keeping him in Eugene.

OR fans hoping Willie Taggart will remain in Eugene tried cobbling optimism from a tweet he sent out Saturday suggesting he was looking forward to the Ducks' bowl game and upcoming practice. Taggart earned a base salary of $2.9 million in his first season in OR, according to the USA Today coaches salary database.

OR went 7-5 this season, Taggart's first at the helm of the program. On Wednesday, Oregon reportedly offered Taggart a 5 year, $20 million extension.

Taggart is still believed to be the primary target in FSU's coaching search, though Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente and USF's Charlie Strong also have been widely mentioned as candidates.

What makes Taggart even more attractive to Florida State is a Florida-centric staff that includes ace recruiter and offensive line coach Mario Cristobal - the former head coach at FIU, and defensive coordinator/former South Florida head coach Jim Leavitt.

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